It’s amazing just how happy a temperature above freezing and the sight of bare pavement can make me. For now, Aomori is experiencing a bit of a warm (i.e., temperatures above 40ºF/6ºC) spell, and I’ve been enjoying it for all it’s worth. This weather feels downright balmy.
For the majority of my life, I have not been a huge fan of winter. Like any American kid, I loved snow days when I was younger, but I’d be content with sledding for an hour or two and then trudging back inside to shed my sodden snowsuit and drown myself in chicken noodle soup and hot chocolate. I’d rather have sat inside at our kitchen’s bay window and looked at the pristine snow outside rather than mucked up its perfection by traipsing through it. As I grew older and had to drive or work in snow, my dislike of the winter weather became more pronounced. Continue reading Loving Winter in Aomori→
It’s amazing how quickly the seasons change here. Only two weeks ago, there was only a crisp autumn chill in the air to accompany the autumn leaves. And while I knew it was coming, I still wasn’t prepared to wake up…to this.